Don’t Let Go by Michel Bussi

 

Don’t Let Go a new mystery by Frenchman Michel Bussi grabbed me from the first page.  Refreshingly there is no “investigator character” as in most traditional mysteries as this mystery is told from at least four different perspectives –  the police investigators and the characters involved all have a turn telling the story.  The novel is set on the island of Reunion in the Indian Ocean off Africa which is a playground for rich French tourists or.  While you enjoy the mystery you also learn about Reunion, its people, and its colourful history.  Bussi includes the local language, expressions, and a few myths to add some local flavour.  Sometimes it reminded me of Death in Paradise – the TV series on ABC – but it was decidedly darker.